At any one time, only a small percentage of our artifact collection is on exhibit in our Museum’s galleries. In this program, you can open the locked door of our archive for an exclusive peek at some of the artifacts in our vast collection.
Female Founders of Holocaust Museum LA
Tuesday / March 30 / 4:00 pm Pacific Time
The first survivor-founded Holocaust museum in the U.S., Holocaust Museum LA was founded in 1961 by a group of survivors who envisioned a place to honor their loved ones, educate future generations, and inspire a more dignified world. They each had a photograph, document, or personal item which they collected; this became the foundation of the vast archival collection that the Museum holds today. Among that original group of Holocaust survivor founders were two women - Esther (Anna) Przeworski Pratt and Masha Loen. Each a trailblazer in their own right, these two women were dedicated to educating the public about the Holocaust, keeping this history alive at a time when few were willing to discuss it.
In honor of Women’s History Month, join our Vice President of Education & Exhibits, Jordanna Gessler, and our Collection Manager, Christie Jovanovic, as they explore the histories of each of these unique women, taking a closer look at some of the artifacts that bring to life their amazing personal stories of strength and resilience.